Beth Bingham

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Research Interests

  • Environmental Justice; Community-based Planning; Environmental Remediation; Pragmatism; Reparative Planning; Community Psychology and Community Resilience

Beth Bingham is an urban planner with a professional focus on environmental justice, environmental sustainability, and community-based initiatives supporting open space advocacy and planning. Before pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology at CUNY, she served as the Director of Research & Planning at New Yorkers for Parks. In New York City she has also worked at Partnerships for Parks, the Municipal Art Society, and the Pratt Center for Community Development. Prior to moving to NYC, she worked for a decade in New Orleans as an archeologist and historic preservationist.

Beth is a member of the Collective for Culture, Community and the Environment, and the Gowanus Oversight Task Force. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, where she teaches graduate students in City Planning & Historic Preservation. She also teaches an Economics course at SUNY’s Empire State College. She holds a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment

Her research at the Graduate Center currently focuses on community practices of democracy and environmental stewardship in large-scale urban environmental remediation projects.

Advisor: Celina Su